Valve Is Bringing Back Half-Life Through VR

Update: According to a new transcript of the leaked interview, Half-Life: Alyx will be shown at The Game Awards on December 12.

Over the last 10 years, the company has more or less abandoned traditional game development in favour of launching and maintaining its games retail platform Steam and its VR technology experiments.

We're excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.

In the actual supposed transcript portion, Geoff plainly states, "March 2020, "Half-Life: Alyx" comin' out".

While Valve hasn't been terribly active in the games space for a while, the company is a major innovator in the VR space.

The report has Game Awards creator and producer Geoff Keighley speaking with Valve game designer Robin Walker (along with another unnamed person), asking why it's VR instead of a full-blown sequel like many people want.

In a surprise tweet from a brand new verified Valve Twitter account, Valve Software seemingly confirmed this morning's Half-Life: Alyx rumors.

Valve has confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, a brand new VR Half-Life game.

The interview also touches upon Half-Life 3, suggesting that Valve doesn't know if it will begin development on the third entry in the Half-Life trilogy.

This week on Thursday, the game will be introduced to the fans.

Valve is reviving the Half-Life franchise after a long spell, but not in a way that fans of the acclaimed series were hoping for.

If you like video games, you definitely know about Half-Life, which is a first-person shooter game. "We have to wait and see what the reception is like". This could also be the first ground-up use of the Source 2 engine for a new FPS, thus far the engine has only been used for DOTA-related titles and for Artifact.

Nothing much is known about the VR game, but it is said that the game will be exclusively made for PC VR systems, including Oculus Rift, Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality.

For those of you holding out for a normal version playable with a keyboard and mouse, you're out of luck. You can thank us later.

Although many many people will be eager to get their hands on another official Half-Life, Alyx will be something few will find themselves equipped to play. It is named Half-Life: Alyx, and is about to be revealed full very soon.



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